If They Can't Take A Joke

Confrontational Humor For The Casual Bibliophile

by Tom Waters



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/16/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781434300041
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781434300058

About the Book

Critically lauded Buffalo humor writer Tom Waters sharpens his craft with essays to razor precision in his fourth published collection of wickedly subversive and laugh out loud rants, essays, and celebrity interviews. The author reloads his calculated wit on topics like babies, pornography, restaurants, relationships, driving, wrestling, coffee addiction, weight gain, psychotherapy, writers portrayed in film, the eroding laziness of our culture, drive-thrus, cooking, republicans, and the agony of shopping for clothes with women. The collection also reprints some of Tom’s most popular celebrity interviews with author Bret Easton Ellis, comic legends Mike Carey and Brian Azzarello and cult film director Lloyd Kaufman. Waters has enjoyed a rabid cult following among his fans and continues to shock, amuse, and offend with his no-nonsense brand of confrontational rants. Compared as a cross between Andy Rooney, Dennis Miller and Denis Leary, his angst-fueled nonfiction endures as a legacy to the Y generation, an amusing threat to baby boomers, and an inspiration to angry young men the world over. His books and articles have appeared in over four countries and have thus far sold thousands of copies. He’s performed his work on the radio, on stage, and in print for almost twenty years, garnering an award for humor from Columbia University and finding publication in The Buffalo News, ArtVoice, Night Life Magazine, Acid Logic, Film Fax, Too Much Coffee Man Magazine, and The Circle, among others. His last collection, First Person, Last Straw, was described as ’a jolting read’ (Anthony Violanti, Buffalo News) and 'a book that gives as much as it takes from you’ (Brian Bogucki, ArtVoice).

About the Author

About The Author: Tom Waters (31) lives, writes and mutters to himself in Buffalo, New York, where he has lived all of his life. In addition to the book you’re holding in your hand right now, he’s written three other books Born Pissed, Zany Hijinx, and First Person, Last Straw. He wants you to buy them all and re-read them aloud to your friends during slumber parties. He’s currently putting the finishing touches on his fifth book (Slapstick & Superego), starting on his sixth book, writing a weekly column for Night Life magazine (Big Words I Know By Heart), and spending entirely too much time updating his web site, ’Big Words I Know By Heart’ at www.tomfoolery4.wordpress.com. His articles, essays, rants and interviews have appeared in over four countries in print and online in publications such as ArtVoice, Night Life, The Buffalo News, Acid Logic, Too Much Coffee Man, Filmfax magazine, The Circle and The Beast. He’s been writing since the age of 13, and will most likely die with a notebook clutched in his tobacco stained fingers.